Quantcast
What? Why? Microsoft could buy Second Life devs - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


What? Why? Microsoft could buy Second Life devs


8:30 PM on 09.30.2010
What? Why? Microsoft could buy Second Life devs photo



Out of all the things to spend your money on...

According to a rumor tweeted by TechEye, Microsoft could be looking to expand their social online business by buing up Linden Labs, the folks that developed the online bizarro world we know as Second Life. Here's what the tweet said:

A little birdie told me that Microsoft may have silently offered to buy Linden Lab this week

Man, if this was off base I'd be looking to go all Duck Hunt on that little birdie.

It seems that Linden has been entertaining offers, and if the rumors are right, Microsoft stepped up. I don't know why they'd want to do that. Look at PlayStation Home. That's a lot like Second Life, but I don't think that anyone would call it a success.

Microsoft May Purchase Second Life Developer Linden Labs [1UP]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






Microsoft

12:30 PM on 01.21.2015
Nice Battletoads shirt, Phil Spencer

During Microsoft's Windows 10 livestream this morning, Xbox boss Phil Spencer showed up to talk about what he knows: games. Fable Legends is headed to PC with DirectX 12 and cross-platform play with Xbox One, which is nice and all, but did you see Phil's shirt? That's Battletoads alright. The time is now.more



5:15 PM on 01.15.2015
Hah, wow: Microsoft drops Xbox One back to $349

Microsoft sold the Xbox One for $349.99 during the holiday season, which worked out well for sales. The system became "the best-selling console in the U.S. in November and December," according to the company. But that wasn't ...more



1:15 PM on 01.15.2015
[Extremely Homer voice] The Simpsons are going to Minecraft!

Sure, you could make eye contact with these official Minecraft renditions of the Simpsons, but I wouldn't recommend it. They're joining 19 other Springfield residents in a $1.99 DLC pack toward the end of February on Xbox One and Xbox 360, with other platforms to follow. Reached for comment, Minecraft owner Microsoft had this to say:more



View all Microsoft






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more